The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is an active, global partnership that works to reduce the barriers limiting the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, with a primary focus on emerging markets and developing countries.
Concentrating Solar Power
Concentrating solar power (CSP) systems concentrate the energy from the sun for electricity production. This is done by heating a fluid which is then used to raise steam for a conventional turbine for on and off-grid electricity provision. These systems can also provide heat, either at high temperatures directly for chemical reactions, e.g., chemical processing, or as a by-product for desalination plants or cooling systems, depending on requirements.
Cook Stoves on Biomass Gasification
The technology can be applied in households, institutions (such as schools) and industries where it is used for boiler heating. Biomass gasification household stoves work by a high temperature conversion of biomass in a restricted oxygen environment to a mixture of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and methane. The hydrogen and methane are then burned without emitting pollutants. For larger applications pure oxygen may be used which gives a higher calorific value gas without the nitrogen.
Ethanol Cook Stoves
Alcohol burning stoves based on ethanol can be used for cooking, water heating and heating of buildings. The technology can be applied in households, institutions (e.g. schools) and industries where it is used for boiler heating. Ethanol is produced from sugar plants or other sources of biomass. An advantage of the technologies is that ethanol burning does not have the air pollution problems of simple biomass burning for cooking purposes. As ethanol provides a higher heat flux with no soot or smoke, cooking and hot water production can take place faster and pollution free.
Implementation of a Dissemination Strategy for Efficient Cook Stoves in Northeast Brazil
To implement a dissemination strategy for efficient cook-stoves - including installation, sustainable forest recovery activities, and capacity building - that is adopted in Ceará state public policy through state development plans.
Energy regulation to promote geothermal energy in Mexico
To assist the CRE in defining the necessary actions to promote the installation of geothermal projects, making use of the regulator’s new powers.
To assist parliamentarians with coherent, coordinated and comprehensive strategies/guidance for renewable energy and energy efficiency policy at the EU and international level, including strategies against problems such as oil price volatility, import dependency on energy products, increasing energy demand, development policy, environmental policy and agricultural policy.
To attract institutional financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency enterprises in the emerging markets by developing risk mitigation strategies and financing products through intermediaries such as E+Co.
To work with one SME cluster as a pilot, involving its local trade association or Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) to explore options for financing energy efficiency equipment by pooling the cluster's demand and using a carbon financing mechanism, and then to disseminate this model to other nearby clusters.
To undertake the preliminary research on the role that RE could have for China by 2030, underpinning a specific RE target such as 30% with a deep analysis of economic development targets, energy resource availability, and environmental factors, as a sound reference for government policymaking.
To strengthen the regulatory capacity of the Energy Division (ED) of the Ministry of Lands, Survey, Natural Resources (MLSNR) in Tonga, helping to operationalise the Renewable Energy Bill of 2008, which is awaiting royal assent, and to assist in the drafting of an energy efficiency (EE) policy, setting the stage for the drafting of an EE Bill.
To demonstrate the value of renewable energy financing as a significant new tool for rural economic development, by using solar water pumps, solar dryers, and biodigestors to help farmers produce high-value products for local and national markets.